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So WTF is Going on with FilmSnobbery?

So WTF is Going on with FilmSnobbery?

I relaunched FilmSnobbery in the last quarter of 2016 with the expectation of a big comeback in the indie film world filled with new reviews, podcasts, lives shows, and more. Then something great happened. I was offered a permanent full-time position at the movie studio I was working part-time for in Los Angeles. I finally realized a personal goal of running my own movie theater. In fact, I technically run three. The screening rooms I run, along with the new staff under my charge, have completely filled the last few months of my life. This, of course, left FilmSnobbery somewhat rudderless in the meantime.

Now that I’m more settled in my new position, I’m trying to figure out how I might integrate FilmSnobbery, a career that I’ve worked on for over 8 years now to varying degrees of success, into my new life as a married man with a full-time day job. It has really been a daunting task to reconcile these two distinct halves of my life. Several things I could easily do are hosting screenings of indie films in my theaters, perhaps create a film festival, or use some of the post production facilities at my disposal to help filmmakers finish their work.

I probably don’t have a ton of time to write reviews anymore, but I feel that FilmSnobbery should continue in some way that is meaningful to the independent film community at large. So I wanted to reach out directly to our audience, peers, and friends to see if we could crowdsource a solution together. If you have any other ideas on how FilmSnobbery can fill a void in the indie film community I would love to hear your suggestions in the comment section below!


Nic LaRue Nic LaRue is the owner of FilmSnobbery, is an advocate and passionate speaker for indie film, a film reviewer, and the host of the web broadcast series FilmSnobbery Live! Nic also offers his services as an independent film consultant whose passion is giving a voice to independent content creators.


  1. I think there is an opportunity here for FilmSnobbery to do some interesting things. All of it would be predicated on the studio giving permission though. Behind-the-scenes looks at a studio operation, interviews with everybody, getting first looks at new projects underway, that would be awesome even for an indie I think to see.

    1. I think long-term the studio may look at that as a possibility to add some extra promotion for their offices, stages, and other services. In the immediate future though, I see screenings, script readings, maybe auditions, stand-up comedy events, podcasts, as some of the more “standard” things that I can get pushed through pretty easily. As long as the studio makes a couple bucks and the theaters are filled, they seem fairly content to give me a bit of free reign to be creative. That’s another reason why I wanted to reach out to my audience to get their opinions. Thanks for posting yours Devin! We need to catch up in general soon! – Nic

  2. You can have talented writers continue to do reviews but just don’t add that pressure of having a deadline, for people have lives too. Leave it free range Just a suggestion. This format has worked for other several successful film sites.

  3. Put up film reviews of films you will show in your theaters. See if the studio has any cult classics people would come out to for a screening. (A friend was supposed to do a Xanadu singalong screening once.)

  4. It occurs to me that you might want to run a festival like Steve Weiss does in Arizona. It’s called NO FESTIVAL REQUIRED. Once a month he screens one feature and maybe 1 or 2 shorts for local audiences. That’s pretty cool way to do it. No pressure, just fun for him. You can find him on my FB friends list.


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